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Washington Post reporting & the truth about the Nation

by Richard B. Muhammad

The Washington Post recently published a piece about the Nation of Islam mosque in Washington, D.C. It offered an interesting perspective and exposed the continued problem of White media outlets... »

Republican Jews run Black Democrats?

by Richard B. Muhammad | Mar 13, 2018 - 4:24:18 PM

In one of the more bizarre cases of American politics, a Jewish Republican group called on seven Black Democrats in Congress to step down in repudiation of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan over false charges of anti-Semitism. Several of the Black congressional leaders obeyed and denounced Min. Farrakhan. »

Leave Erykah Badu alone!

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jan 30, 2018 - 11:29:38 AM

Multi-talented artist finds herself under attack as writer drops the Farrakhan Litmus Test during an interview with Vulture magazine. »

Justice for Mother King

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Aug 8, 2017 - 12:11:34 PM

Justice is important but has been an elusive thing for us. Justice essentially means you get what you deserve. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life. We lost a vital life recently with the murder of a beautiful, productive, caring and faithful Black woman in Newark, N.J. »

Preserving history and remembering the Honorable Elijah Muhammad

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jul 5, 2016 - 10:55:37 AM

The great 20th century Black nationalist and Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey wisely observed, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” »

A Reverse ‘Farrakhan Litmus Test’ For Hillary?

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Mar 15, 2016 - 11:52:29 AM

Hillary Clinton is as nervous as young Blacks and those off the Democratic Party plantation ask which Hillary wants Black support and which Hillary will rule if voted into the White House? Her positions that hurt Blacks and past racial shenanigans are rising from political graves—they should. »

Defending Farrakhan: New lies about Trump

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Mar 8, 2016 - 12:02:43 AM

It is incredible that a man who has warned candidate Trump could take America to hell on a rocket ship is cast as one backing the billionaire businessman. With an “endorsement” like that, who needs repudiation? »

Feeling disrespected? Redistribute the pain!

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Dec 22, 2015 - 8:35:29 AM

We don’t need to go around talking bad, throwing bricks, bottles or Molotov cocktails, we just have to engage in economic withdrawal with those who mistreat us, said Dr. King. If we keep our money in our pockets, eventually anyone who disregards us will feel the pain. »

Black Men, Black Institutions And Black Progress

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Nov 4, 2015 - 2:03:15 PM

When we come into this world, we are assured of few things. One thing we can count on is that we will one day depart this earthly plane. We will no longer walk among the living at some point. The question to be asked is how do we live our lives and what did we devote ourselves to? »

Clownish attacks on Baltimore state’s attorney aren’t from circus

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | Jun 4, 2015 - 12:24:58 PM

BALTIMORE - State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, and their children were guest ringmasters on a Friday afternoon during the UniverSoul Circus stop in Charm City. »

Shameful misuse of a tragic death

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 12, 2015 - 8:32:19 AM

BALTIMORE - Out of Hattiesburg, Miss., has come disturbing and tragic news of two police officers killed in what was described as a traffic stop. One of the slain officers was 25-year-old rookie Officer Liquori Tate. »

Editor's Notebook: Baltimore, Md.

by Richard B. Muhammad | May 5, 2015 - 11:29:14 AM

#‎freddiegray‬ Scenes from weekend of reporting on gatherings, rallies, protests, marches and celebration of the charging of six police officers in the death of unarmed Black male connected to encounter with Baltimore police officers. States Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced charges against the officers on May 1 in downtown Baltimore. »

The death of Eric Garner and a granddaughter's right to know

by Richard B. Muhammad | Feb 10, 2015 - 8:49:24 AM

The chilling death of Eric Garner, captured on videotape with his plaintive 11 cries of "I can't breathe" stoked anger, outrage and deep, deep pain. Now that a secret grand jury has failed to indict police officers in the chokehold death, a New York judge is weighing whether the secret proceeding should be made public. »

Banking on truth: Hip hop artist unrepentant on reparations and race

by Richard B. Muhammad | Jan 6, 2015 - 1:31:26 PM

Azealia Banks isn’t the queen of Twitter beefs. She is a talented and a rare person: An unapologetically Black artist with a social conscience and a strong voice. »

The demise of the Black apologist

by Richard B. Muhammad | Nov 27, 2014 - 1:18:27 PM

Seeking nearness to the White power structure while structural racism, structural inequality and systemic destruction plague our children is the wrong thing at the wrong time. If God is just how can one justify urging compliance with the oppressor instead of urging the oppressor to do justice? »

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